Category Archives: Wedding

4 Great Alternatives to a Black Tux

So, you’re about to be a groom.  You want to look great for your bride, but you’re tired of the standard black tuxedo.  You’re wondering about alternatives to a black tux. I hear ya, man! Don’t get me wrong, I like the classic black.  But why should the men’s fashion be limited to only that?  […]

Can Disney Weddings Get Any Better?

It’s no secret I’m a Disney nerd, and that I think Disney weddings are the epitome of magic and enchantment.  Every time I see a happily-ever-after by Disney I sigh and think “Can Disney weddings get any better?!” Well, folks, as of yesterday, the answer to that question is a resounding YES! I have always […]

Inspiration: Ballet Shoes and Ostrich Feathers

I realize it’s been a while since I’ve shared some good wedding inspiration with you, and it’s high time I did!  I’ve found some great stuff this week, ranging from designs incorporating ostrich feathers to sweet centerpieces featuring ballet shoes that every dancer would love! So, much as I love flowers, what do you do […]

Wedding Moments, Kelsey and Daniel

Wedding moments are the best, aren’t they?  I recently participated in a podcast interview in which I talked about how I photograph weddings, and what I focus on.  And it’s all about the moments for me.  The moments are what make the day memorable — all those individual little seconds in time that create the […]

Inspiration: Blush Florals and Venetian Grandeur

After a quick and crazy weekend at Disneyland and several fantastic photo-shoots that will shortly make their up to the blog, I can finally get back to putting together a little bit of wedding inspiration for your enjoyment — from beautiful blush florals to the crazy grandeur of a high-end Venetian affair. These beautifully soft […]

Ashley and Garrett Bridals and Groomals

Well, we recently celebrated the romance of Ashley and Garrett with an adorable autumn engagement session at Gardner Village. I just got to do even more with them by doing a “bridals and groomals” (to coin a new term) wedding photography mini-session.  Admittedly, still heavily focused on the bride — but with the added bonus […]

Chelsea Bridals Sesssion

Anyone remember Mike and Chelsea?  We did their engagement session earlier this year in downtown Salt Lake City — and they were absolutely incredible! Mike and Chelsea got married recently in Las Vegas.  They wanted me as their photographer, but unfortunately all the resorts in Vegas force you to use their photographer, they won’t let […]

Maddy Bridals at Provo Falls

Everyone, meet the fabulous Maddy! Maddy is my latest amazing bride, and working with her was totally awesome! We chose to do Maddy’s bridals session at a beautiful local waterfall in the Utah mountains.  (I do love the mountains in Utah, guys.)  The gorgeous Provo Falls (ironically not anywhere near Provo Canyon or the city […]

Jasmin Bridals

I love working with brides on their bridals sessions.  I feel it really brings out some of their unique and individual personality. This particular bride, Jasmin, had her bridals mini-session outdoors, near a gorgeous waterfall. She also had not one, but two different bridal gowns to work with.  Meaning we had two slightly different styles […]

Country Chic Bride at Wheeler Farm

I have been impatiently sitting on this bridal portrait session for months now, and I am thrilled to finally release this beautiful bride’s photos! Sara is my fabulous “country chic” bride.  She opted to take her bridals at historic Wheeler Farm, which was an absolutely wonderful location to shoot!  Wheeler Farm has not only a […]

Wedding Pro Tip: Consider the Proposal

So there I was.  Crouched in a corner, surreptitiously glancing up over the rim of the book I was pretending to read, wearing a hat and sunglasses in a dimly-lit restaurant…all awaiting that magical moment when the nervous groom-to-be was ready to offer a proposal to the girl of his dreams. And praying that, until […]

Wedding Photography Interview

I was recently asked to do a wedding photographer interview by another fellow blogger.  I found the questions to be interesting and relevant to most brides, so I thought I’d share my answers with my own readers. Q:  What’s the first thing a bride should look for in a good photographer? A: You have to […]

Don’t Be That Guy

Recently, a fellow photographer posted an image on Facebook from a recent wedding, which sparked a lengthy discussion about proper wedding photography etiquette. There were moments that became almost heated, actually.  There were lots of strong opinions thrown out there, and I’ll admit to having some fairly colorful retorts myself when I saw the image […]

Brittany and Shaun’s Bella Vista Wedding

Congratulations, at last, to Brittany and Shaun — or in other words, Mr. and Mrs. Haws!  You’ve seen their engagement session, and just a couple of weeks ago I revealed Brittany’s bridals session.  Well, yesterday I finally got to see the completion of this story by photographing their wedding!  This Utah couple got married at […]

Rustic Bride at the LC Ranch

There’s no denying it, the rustic bride is still a popular choice thematically for a wedding.  And my most recent bride happens to have relatives who own the perfect rustic wedding spot — the LC Ranch. While the LC Ranch could never be called luxurious or opulent, it has its own quaint charm that works […]

Salt Lake City Bride, Brittany

A couple of months ago, I got together with this adorable couple to get them started on the photographic story of their wedding.  Brittany and Shaun will finally be tying the knot in a couple of weeks here, but today we focused on just the bride, Brittany. Brittany has been excited for her bridals session […]

Kathryn’s State Capitol Bridals

Doing bridals portrait sessions are still always a favorite thing for me.  They really are the perfect way to showcase a bride and her individual beauty.  A couple of days ago, I had the opportunity to do a state capitol bridals session with the lovely Kathryn.  She’s getting married in just a couple of weeks, […]

Don’t Fret the Rainy Days

Recently I read an article on a young photographer’s blog about why she refuses to photograph her subjects on rainy days or cloudy days.  She detailed several reasons why doing sessions on days that were raining or overcast were not ideal or wise, and even stated that she rescheduled or cancelled client sessions based on […]

Caitlin’s Bridals

Say hello to the beautiful Caitlin!  As well as her sweet significant other, Jordan. Caitlin and Jordan are in fact celebrating their two-year anniversary today!  Many congratulations to them! This lovely young woman is someone I met through ballroom dancing — one of countless dancers I know from my days not only on the university’s […]

Drinking at a Wedding

Recently I came across an article listing a few of the more disastrous mishaps occurring when there was extensive drinking at a wedding. Not long before that particular find, I discovered this little doozy making its rounds in Internet Land.  (The looks that bride is throwing this woman — daggers, folks.) Personally, I’m not a […]

Utah Krishna Bride, Stephanie

I know, I know, I’m falling behind on my blogging.  The inward scoldings will commence shortly.  🙂 Several weeks ago, even before doing my Holi Festival bride at the Sri Sri Radha Krishna temple, I did a completely different Krisha bride shoot with a lovely young woman named Stephanie. Stephanie is actually from Denmark originally.  […]

Bridals and Belly Dancing

Oh my goodness, I have seriously had the best — and most adventurous — brides lately!  I had the opportunity to photograph this amazing woman over the weekend, and out of a pure sense of fun and a desire to showcase her personality and talents, we opted to combine bridals and belly dancing to create […]

Holi Festival Trash the Dress

So, remember the beautiful Aubrey from a couple of days ago?  Well, I did promise you that we did something pretty spectacular for the rest of her bridal shoot. To tell you the truth, I have never really been the hugest fan of trash the dress photo shoots.  My thought process was always “Why spend […]

Colorful Bride, Aubrey

Recently I enjoyed a very unique opportunity.  My boyfriend’s beautiful young daughter, Aubrey, got married.  (And a big congratulations to her!)  I was honored when she asked me to take her wedding photographs, and obviously I did so gladly.  I mean, how could I not?!  🙂  And it quickly became apparent that Aubrey would be […]

Classic Bride, Natalie

As much as I love luxury, opulence, and even a bit of extravagance in a wedding, there is also something to be said for a simple, classic bride. Last week, I had the pleasure of photographing this sweet young woman, Natalie, whose taste for the simpler classic look put me in mind of a Greek […]

On Themed Weddings

You know, if I couldn’t be a wedding photographer, I would be a wedding planner.  (Yes, I am that obsessed with weddings.)  In fact, I’ve even been considering taking a wedding planning course or two, just for the fun of it!  And I get even more anxious to try one, if only to help people […]

Happy Anniversary to a Great Couple

A year ago, I photographed this wonderful, charming couple out in San Jose, California.  Today they celebrate one year of being blissfully married, and I want to be the first to wish them a very happy anniversary! These two had one of the most enjoyable weddings, filled with fun, friends, and so much joy.  It […]

The Knot Best of Weddings

Guys, I am so excited to announce that this year, I have been voted as one of The Knot Best of Weddings vendors for the Central Florida area! Thank you so much to all my wonderful brides, who helped make this possible! Here are a few snippets from the reviews my brides have given me […]

Best of 2014

Every year I put together a “best of” gallery — just a collection of what I believe to be my best work of the year, my personal favorites from a variety of photo shoots.  This is my Best of 2014 collection. Naturally, right at the top of the list would have to be the amazing […]

Disney Little Mermaid Themed Wedding Session

So, we’ve probably all seen this buzzfeed post making the rounds on social media.  A Disney Little Mermaid themed wedding! Now, granted, technically the wedding photos were a journey into the land of make-believe, given that it wasn’t an actual real wedding, but rather a themed publicity shoot.  But honestly, who cares, right?  It doesn’t […]

Bridals: Kayla At White Willow

Last week, I posted this stunning bride at one lovely location.  But we actually took her to two places for her bridals!  This second one, White Willow Reception Center, was always a favorite location of mine when doing wedding and bridal sessions in Utah.  The setting is very elegant and classic.  Their bridal room is […]

Bridals: Kayla at Manderley

Yesterday I had the opportunity to take bridal portraits of a beautiful young woman.  We chose two different locations for this session.  I’ll post the ones from our second location later, but this first one was charming!  This was a destination Utah wedding, and Manderley Reception Center was a brand new location for me.  And […]

Wedding at Disneyland

Recently I had the opportunity of photographing a beautiful destination wedding at Disneyland.  This has been a dream of mine since I first became a photographer. I was able to work with renowned photographer Jason Lanier, and it was such a great experience!  Jason is a great guy, fun to work with, and expects professionals […]

My Big Fat Elite Wedding

I very recently had the immense joy of photographing my first Russian Orthodox wedding.  What an experience!  The bride is from a Greek Orthodox upbringing, and the groom recently joined the Russian Orthodox faith.  Both are dancers for a local ballroom formation team called “Elite Ballroom.”  Given the Greek Orthodox influence, made so popular by […]

Weddings: Getting Ready

There’s something truly special about the process of a bride and groom getting ready for their big moment.  As a wedding photographer, I get the unique opportunity to enjoy the experience with the bride from start to finish.  In all honesty, I enjoy documenting the moments before the event even starts.  The energy from the […]

Victorian Themed Wedding

I love getting unique brides and grooms!  Themed weddings can be a lot of fun, and when a couple really chooses to infuse their own specific personality into their wedding, it always makes me smile.  This particular couple went in stunning Victorian style, and it was so much fun!  I’m for a little bit of […]